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Harvey's Point No.1 in Ireland

Harvey's Point Hotel has been named No1 Hotel in Ireland in the inaugural trivago Top Hotel Awards.
 Hotel search website trivago.ie employed aggregated online user ratings in order to recognise the best-rated hotels, both regionally and nationally. With 

hptriva rating of 96.4%, Harvey’s Point in Lough Eske, achieved the highest score in Ulster and in Ireland.

 Celebrating with the team at Harvey's Point, hotelier Deirdre Mc Glone said:
 
'Our entire focus over the past 26 years has been on creating memorable guest experiences and in exceeding the expectations of all who stay with us. It is our goal to offer world-class hotel-keeping blended with genuine Irish hospitality. Being named as number one hotel in Ireland reflects the professionalism and dedication of all our team in making every guest feel at home and yet in the lap of luxury. We thank everyone who submitted a review and we look forward to extending a warm Donegal welcome to all our discerning guests, past and future.
 
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Hoteliers Welcome Skills ReportHoteliers

The Irish Hotels Federation has welcomed recommendations made by the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs in relation to the future skills requirements of the hospitality sector.  In a report, the Group highlights the need for additional investment in skills to help drive tourism business and employment growth and identifies a number of important measures to support national employment targets set by the Government.
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Report Wants Jobs Oversight Body

Skill demand shortfalls are likely to emerge in key occupations in the Irish Hospitality industry if action is not taken in the short to medium term, according to a new report from  the Government's Expert Group on Future Skills Needs.
 The establishment of a National Oversight and Advisory Group to oversee the skills development and promotion of the Hospitality sector is a main recommendation of the report.
 Fáilte Ireland welcomed the report. John Mulcahy,Head of Hospitality, said:
'This report underscores the need for more skilled staff within tourism as the industry expands and, in this regard, we look forward to the introduction of a new apprenticeship model by SOLAS, in partnership with the industry, which will add significantly more training places to the 1500 a year currently funded by Fáilte Ireland and should effectively address this issue.
 The research also indicates that staff exiting some sectors of the industry is a contributory factor in the skills shortfall.  It is important therefore that the hospitality sector also implements measures to improve staff retention levels, particularly given the level of State investment in training. We do not only need to recruit skilled staff -  we also need to retain them if we are to fundamentally address the skills shortage in the industry.'
 
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Darina Cooks in Africa

Ireland’s world-class cuisine was highlighted in South Africa , when chef Darina Allen attended an event in Cape Town hosted b

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y Tourism Ireland and Irish Ambassador Liam MacGabhann.
 Pictured are Darina, HE Liam MacGabhann, Ambassador of Ireland to South Africa; and Katharyn Williams-Jaftha, Tourism Irel
and.
 Tourism Ireland invited influential food and lifestyle journalists – including representatives of the Sunday Times (South Africa), SAfm radio and Woolworths Taste magazine – to come and meet Darina Allen and sample Irish cuisine at the event.
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Dublin on Danish TV

Images of Dublin and Kildare were seen by about one million people in Denmark, in two episodes of a popular TV show called Gift ved Første Blik (m

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eaning ‘Married at First Sight’), which aired recently on DR1 (national TV channel).
 The couple who appeared in the show Gift ved Første Blik, Lene Konrad and Poul Bjørnlund-Larsen are pictured during filming in the Long Room at Trinity College.
 Gift ved Første Blik is a Danish reality TV series which features several couples who agree to marry when they first meet. Filming of two Irish episodes – called “Poul and Lene’s Romantic Trip to Ireland” – took place this summer, when one of the show’s couples, Lene and Poul, spent their honeymoon in Dublin and Kildare.
 
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